The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/02/2020

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The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)


Claim: Did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that Americans do not need a licence to drive automobiles on public roads?

Lead Stories rating: Fake News

Fake News: U.S. Supreme Court Did NOT Rule No License Necessary To Drive Automobile on Public Roads


Claim by Donald Trump: Campaign ad says: “Unemployment for African Americans fell to a new low. Unemployment for Hispanics hit an all-time record low,” under President Trump.

FactCheck.org rating: Lacks Context

Super Bowl Ads from Trump and Bloomberg


Claim by Bob Spindell: Says some of the names that may be purged from voter roll are people who have died.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Are dead people among names in Wisconsin voter roll purge?


Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims California is registering non-citizens to vote and refusing to cooperate with the so-called “Federal Election Integrity Program.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: VIRAL IMAGE CLAIMS CALIFORNIA IS REGISTERING NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE AND NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ‘FEDERAL ELECTION INTEGRITY PROGRAM’


Claim by Bloggers: An MSNBC reporter was fired for using a racial slur while covering the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, an MSNBC reporter was not fired over a live air flub


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Claim by Facebook Posts: Picture Shows Tomato Ketchup Used By Injured Jamia Student

Claim by Multiple sources: Impeachment pens used by Pelosi cost thousands of dollars

Claim by Multiple sources: Ghanaian preacher says he will resurrect Kobe Bryant if given 10 percent of his wealth

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